Our next Dinner Dance takes place in a giant New York style loft apartment, high above the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch. Buzz yourself in and a private lift will bring you up to our fifth floor dining and dancing space with towering ceilings, high beams and stunning views over East London. For dinner we’ll be serving White Bean Veloute, Fois Gras & Truffle Oil, Gravad Lax Roulade, Toasted Brioche & Smoked Caviar Creme Fraiche, Whole Roast Leg of Lamb, Merguez Couscous & Aubergine, an amazing dessert that we haven’t quite decided what to call, but involves lots of toffee, peanut butter and ice cream, and lots of lots cheese to finish off. We’ve also got the boys from Tapped & Packed back for some of their wonderful siphoned coffee. The venue address will be announced closer to the time of the actual event. Please sign up to the Disappearing Dining Club newsletter for further details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for sign up or for any further info. We open the doors at 7pm, serving dinner at 7.30pm. Music and dancing go on till much much later.
It’s a blue day: The place to be every other Saturday. Red nose day: The writing is on the wall. Black and white Sunday: working on the light and shade.
More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica – this week it’s all about bears (sort of). In tune with the Melodica aesthetic, covering a broad range of exciting, inspiring, beautiful new music from electronica to house to experimental. Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. THAT FUZZY FEELING: WOLF + LAMB AND SOUL CLAP – DJ KICKS OK, it’s not just one tune but it is one coherent listening experience so it sort of counts as tune of the week. Well, sort of. What it is, though, is a great collection of modern dance music, a lot of it exclusive to this album; the sort of thing that I would love to hear in a club. It’s happening, fresh, deep and sexy and it’s going to be hard to beat as mix album of the year. SOFT ROCKS Check the new Soft Rocks album of cheeky remakes and re-edits. The cover is something wonderful and almost worth the cost of the CD on it’s own. These guys rock. The album features some lovely Balearic moments as well as their own brand of 70s and 80s influenced disco ranging from the very slow to the almost too fast. FINCA AM – ELECTRONICA BALEAR This one is quite a package, a double CD of downtempo delights plus a CD of spacy soft focus meanderings and interviews filmed in Ibiza. Once you get past the slightly too trippy artwork the album is actually a really good collection of summery sounds that will be perfect for soundtracking lazy holiday moments. ANALOG AQUARIUM Following the release of early house experiments from Chicago’s Virgo Four, here’s some more 80s style US electronic dance music, this time from legendary Detroit-based producer, DJ and record shop owner Rick Wilhite, all collected together for the first time on one CD. LEVEK And this design appears on a t-shirt celebrating the wonderful existence of the band called Levek. Need one.
Chris Coco’s weekly radio broadcast. An eclectic selection of brilliant new music starting with house and moving on to electronica, downtempo, acoustic and all sorts of other styles loosely connected to dance and electronic music. Let tastemaker Chris Coco guide you through his selection of the week’s best new music. In this episode we go Balearic Disco with Soft Rocks and Coyote, there’s a little musical train of thought on the theme of sunshine and rain, Joy Orbison does techno and Strings Wood and a Box of Air plays a school bus driver from Florida. It’s all here and it all makes sense. [setlist] 1 Soft Rocks – Stars Benet -Soft Rocks 2 Tom Trago – Being With You – Rush Hour 3 Snoretex – Strange Eaons – Buzzin Fly THAT FUZZY FEELING (TUNE OF THE WEEK) 4 Double Hill – Every Time I Go – K7 5 Fatima & Floating Points – Red Light – Eglo BALEARIC BEATS 6 Soft Rocks – Free Ride-rrr – Soft Rocks 7 Coyote feat Nesree Bibi Shah – Boat Trip – OMM Sounds STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR 8 Levek – Second Second – digital file SUNSHINE AND RAIN 9 Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Sunshower – Wind-Up 10 Baths – Rain Smell – Anticon 11 Rick ‘The Godson’ Wilhite – Sunshine Pt2 – Still Music 12 Joy O – Jels – Hotflush 13 Ricardo Villalobos, Los Updates & Anthony Collins – I Throw Water Into The Lake – Nice Cat Records
Listen to Chris Coco’s SloMoDiscoMix for the Sloth Boogie Blog here.